This custom Morocco vacation offers an ideal introduction to the imperial cities and towering mountain landscapes of the country. Delve into the romance of Casablanca, soaking in the cities modern vibe, and make your way to Fes – Morocco’s grandest royal city. At the capital city Rabat, discover Berber heritage and architecture and in Marrakech, prepare to be dazzled by an eclectic blend of Andalusian, Islamic and African influences. End your trip on a high note at the scenic High Atlas mountains, discovering the majestic Moroccan countryside.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2CasablancaFrench Colonial Heritage, Iconic Architecture, Bustling Port CityGray Boutique Hotel & Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
2 - 5FesRoman Ruins, Rich Cultural Heritage, SouksPalais Amani, Karawan Riad
5 - 6RabatUNESCO World Heritage site, Hassan Tower, Ancient Roman RuinsRiad Kalaa, Villa Mandarine
6 - 9MarrakechAncient Medina, Souks and Cuisine, Artisan HeritageRiad Slitine, La Villa Des Orangers
9 - 11High AtlasTraditional Berber Architecture, Jbel Toubkal Mountain, TrekkingKasbah du Toubkal
11 - 11MarrakechAncient Medina, Souks and Cuisine, Artisan Heritage

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to your Hotel

Casablanca

1 Day

Casablanca – the very name conjures up romantic images of a French colonial past, not to mention the wartime classic. Set up by the French as a key commercial port in Morocco, it’s old French legacy is reflected in its handsome Mauresque buildings.

Hotel Options
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Garden View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 5

Drive from Casablanca to Fes (90 km, 3 hrs)

Fes

3 Days

Fes, or Fez, the grandest royal city created by Morocco’s early Muslim rulers in the 9th century, is the country’s cultural capital and spiritual heart.

Included Activities

Fes Fantastic, Heritage Tour
Traverse through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage as your guide leads you across the most beautiful medina in Morocco. In the beautiful city of Fes, gaze in awe at the exquisite examples of Islamic art and architecture. Walk through the narrow streets flanked on either side by bustling souks occupied by tailors, artists, and traders selling a variety of wares. Saunter past cafes that lead to outdoor markets, the covered bazaar, and quiet squares where you can spot children at play and donkeys at work transporting supplies. The world’s largest car-free urban space and a prominent UNESCO World Heritage site, the medina is where you will find a large number of spectacular mosques, tanneries, and fountains. Accompany your guide into some of the mosques that permit non-Muslims to enter, so you can get a closer look at the intricate stucco and tile work inside. Explore the new medina, the medersa or Islamic educational institute, and the iconic Bab Boujloud or Blue Gate, which is a great place to indulge in people watching! Stop by the picturesque fountain at Place Nejjarine before you make your way to the mellah (Jewish quarter) for a glimpse into the city’s Jewish heritage. Browse through some of the souks of Fes before you decide to call it a day. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 6 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please note that non-Muslims are not allowed insides many of the mosques.)

Souks And Streetside Flavors Of Fez
Tantalize your taste buds with this exciting street food tour that takes you through the vibrant souks and alleyways of Fes in the company of a gastronomic expert. Check out three different food souks where you will find a variety of traditional Moroccan street food such as dried meats, soups, spicy potato cakes, spicy sardines, milawi, Moroccan bread, olives, and puff pastry. Taste many kinds of wild honey at the honey souk as your expert tells you all about its health benefits and importance in Moroccan cuisine as well as in Islamic culture. Catch a glimpse of traditional cooking methods during your visit to a furnatchi or traditional Moroccan stove, which is also used to heat the water for the communal hammam bath. See a 400-year-old furan or communal oven, and a bakery, before you move on to the world of spices and their various uses, all under the able guidance of your expert. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meal Included: Food samples; Fitness Level: Easy;)

Hotel Options
Palais Amani – Opt 1
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Karawan Riad – Opt 2
RoomSuite Suhaili Lawane
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Fes to Rabat (75 km, 2.5 hrs)

Rabat

1 Day

Rabat, the charming capital of Morocco, was granted its UNESCO Heritage site status in 2012. Standing at the confluence of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic, it’s an elegant fusion of Islamic heritage and French colonial legacy.

Hotel Options
Riad Kalaa – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Villa Mandarine – Opt 2
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 9

Drive from Rabat to Marrakech (160 km, 4 hrs)

Marrakech

3 Days

Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravid desert warriors, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition.

Included Activities

Jewish Tour of the Medina
Accompany your guide to the 16th century Ibn Lazama Synagogue – it is of immense significance in the Jewish history of Morocco and is still visited by the faithful. Head over to 16th century Miara Cemetery which is used till date. Not only is this the only Jewish cemetery in town but it’s also the largest in the country! See the congregation halls and the stone tombstones with Hebrew inscriptions laid across three layers of burial grounds. Stroll through the mellah (Jewish quarter) in the city to discover tall, mud brick buildings that adorn its streets. Stop by the many small synagogues that dot the winding alleyways of the old walled medina, learning interesting tidbits about each from your guide. Later, enjoy dinner with members of the Jewish community in Marrakech as well as a Rabbi. During the course of the typical, local meal, gain deep knowledge about the history of Jews in Marrakech as well as in Morocco, straight from the source! (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fixed Time; Meal Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that the meal option is available only on Fridays.)

Magical Marrakech Discovery
Set out with your private guide to unravel the wonders of the red city! With its exoticism and aura of mystery, Marrakech enjoys legendary status as a tourist attraction. It has the unique distinction of being the city after which the country is named. On this tour, visit the famous Koutoubia Mosque dating back to the 12th century which is also the largest in the city. Listen to your local expert explain the origins of this mosque and its prominent minaret. Afterwards, head over to the Saadian Tombs situated near the Kasbah Mosque. Gaze in wonder at the Italian carrara marble used across the mausoleum. Next, explore the 19th century El Bahia Palace featuring a blend of Islamic and Moroccan styles of architecture. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the souks at the heart of the old city that offer a variety of wares for visitors to browse through. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 7 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fixed Time; Fitness Level: Easy;)

Hotel Options
Riad Slitine – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 9 - 11

Drive from Marrakech to High Atlas Mountains (80 km, 2 hrs)

High Atlas

2 Days

High Atlas mountain range of Morocco, invites you on an exciting trekking vacation. The region offers you a visual treat with the majestic countryside dotted with walnut and cherry trees stretching as far as the eye can see.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Day 11 - 11

Drive from High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech (80 km, 2 hrs)

Marrakech

0 Days

Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravid desert warriors, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition.

Transfer to the Airport

International departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,280 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,600 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Fes: Fes Fantastic Heritage Tour
    • Fes: Souks and Streetside Flavors of Fez
    • Marrakech: Jewish tour of the medina
    • Marrakech: Magical Marrakech Discovery
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Morocco’s Mountain Magic and Ancient Traditions

11 days $ 4,280 / person

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